Born and raised in the mountains of Nagano, Japan, Chandler’s life has been shaped by the presence of the natural world. Recollections of the wild forests near her hometown, her father’s garden, and her mother’s ikebana (traditional flower arranging) suffuse her artwork, finding form in the organic, layered shapes of her prints and installations. Chandler’s plant-like forms are not intended as literal representations of nature, but rather interpret its foundational influence on family and memory.
About the Artist
Originally trained as a nurse, Denver-based artist Taiko Chandler works primarily in printmaking and site-specific installation art. Her work has been exhibited nationwide and is in private and public collections in the United States and Japan, including the Cleveland Clinic Art Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (NY) and the Denver Art Museum.
Taiko Chandler is represented by SPACE Gallery, Denver.